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March 18, 2015


Beautiful cave paintings dating from the late Neolithic, Epipaleolithic and early Bronze Age. The Magura cave in Bulgaria.

How Art Began

Scientists date an Indonesian cave painting to 40,000 years old—shaking up previous ideas about art's origins and migration.

August 8, 2012


jean millet's work in frame

How X-Ray Technology Is Helping Examine Millet’s Artwork

In the 1840s, a new painting by Jean Francois Millet was unveiled in Paris. But, horror of horrors, no one seemed to like it!

February 21, 2011



Chemistry At Work: How Van Gogh Doomed His Sunflower Painting

Scientists believe they now know why Vincent van Gogh's sunflower paintings have dulled over the years.

October 11, 2010



How To Grow The Perfect Apples

The Japanese technique of apple growing is the perfect combination of science and art.

June 25, 2010


HIV sculpture

Viral Art: Luke Jerram’s Infectious Sculptures

One glass blower found his inspiration in microbiology, more specifically, killer viruses.

January 1, 2008


Oregon Trail Oil Painting

Changing Oil Paintings

The shift is gradual once the artist finishes, taking decades, or even centuries, but eventually colors fade, darken, or become more transparent over time.

June 20, 2006


Rembrandt painting 'The Sisters'

The Art of Neuroscience

The next time you're at an art museum, pay careful attention to the portraits. You'll find that the majority portray the subject's face from the left side.

January 28, 2006



Gag Me with a Sword

If you want to become a professional sword swallower you have to learn to suppress your gag reflex.

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